Title

Evolution of London Penetration Depth with Scattering in Single Crystals of Ba₁₋ₓNaₓFe₂As₂

Abstract

London penetration depth, λ(T), was measured in single crystals ofK1-xNaxFe2As2, x = 0 and 0.07, down to temperatures of 50 mK, ~ Tc/50. Isovalent substitution of Na for K significantly increases impurity scattering, with ρ(Tc) rising from 0.2 to 2.2 µΩ cm, and leads to a suppression of Tc from 3.5 to 2.8 K. At the same time, a close to T-linear Δλ(T) in pure samples changes to almost T2 in the substituted samples. The behavior never becomes exponential as expected for the accidental nodes, as opposed to T2 dependence in superconductors with symmetry imposed line nodes. The superfluid density in the full temperature range follows a simple clean and dirty d-wave dependence, for pure and substituted samples, respectively. This result contradicts suggestions of multiband scenarios with strongly different gap structure on four sheets of the Fermi surface.

Department(s)

Physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1550-235X; 1098-0121

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2014 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

30 May 2014

 
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